It was Henry Greenly (1876–1947) who was the true founder of Rhyl Miniature Railway. As a prolific designer of miniature steam locomotives he was a genius. It was Greenly who in 1911 first described the Marine Lake site in Rhyl as ideal for a miniature railway, and the test of time has proved him right.

I wonder what Greenly would have thought of the railway still operating today and run by volunteers. I am sure he would recognise our steam locomotives, all bar one of which were designed on his drawing board.

Recently we bought back the railway’s original locomotive from 1911 Prince Edward of Wales. Our volunteers have been working on this with a view to making it operational later in 2016. Greenly designed this locomotive in 1905.

How history repeats itself!


You can view some images of the restoration project by clicking here

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